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Flying with 'How to Train Your Dragon' technology
Flying with 'How to Train Your Dragon' technology

If you think flying on a dragon can only happen in a fantasy world, think again. "How to Train Your Dragon 2" hits theaters on Friday and will give moviegoers a heady 3-D ride from their theater seats. But a team at DreamWorks Animation's DreamLab has gone a step further and created a virtual reality journey in which people can fly over the island of Berk on Toothless the dragon. Using the Rift, a virtual-reality headset from the Irvine-based tech company Oculus, anyone can ride a dragon — even a semi-tech-savvy reporter. "This is kind of the first thing we are able to share publicly," said Shiraz Akmal, head of business and product development for...

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